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Old 12-14-2013, 05:50 PM   #4981
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One in the works...




Forged tonight from a 1" ball bearing, like the one shown. Let's see a grinder jockey do that.
I'm really liking that shape!
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:49 PM   #4982
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I like this knife, what is the forked tool for?


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Old 12-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #4983
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It's a can opener.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:42 AM   #4984
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It's a can opener.
Nope, its for sail stitch removal
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:21 AM   #4985
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Nope, its for sail stitch removal
Nope - it's a Canadian knife.

It's for gutting baby seals.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:59 AM   #4986
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I'm really liking that shape!
Looks like it would make a great kitchenknife. Do you know www.kitchenknifeforums.com ? the "Show your newest knife buy" [sic] thread there is veritable knife porn ...

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...west-knife-buy

I used to collect "tacticool" and "fighting" knives, but of course I never used them. Kitchen knives can at least be used as they were meant to.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:54 PM   #4987
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Nope, its for sail stitch removal
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He is one to keep your eye on.

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Old 12-16-2013, 06:31 AM   #4988
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The clasp knife would not have gone to a soldier, but rather to a mariner or a sailor. The spike is a Marlin Spike used for rope work or to tighten/loosen shackles. The blade is deliberately of sheepsfoot design to prevent you from stabbing yourself on a rolling boat.

These knives were typically issued to sailors and some of my friends in the navy received these as standard issue as recent as 1975.


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Yup - I haven't seen one since I left the USCG in '81 - they were still a standard tool. They also used a number of other purpose built fids, but every coxswain and BM had a knife like that in their pocket. I was an MK so I used a screwdriver. ;)
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:42 AM   #4989
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Nope, its for sail stitch removal
I stand corrected.

Still, You could probably use it as a can opener .
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #4990
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Nope, its for sail stitch removal

We don't remove too many stitches much anymore. Most of the sails are all laminated on racing sail boats.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #4991
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This is what it was truly meant for! Cheers and happy holidays!

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Old 12-16-2013, 11:24 AM   #4992
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I have one of those black chequered grip clasp knives, issued to my Father in 1943 after joining the RN. There is also an all steel version, also with a marlin spike issued to the the British army. (I have no idea if these are still issued now though)
Tough knives, there must be millions of then I suppose. When I was growing up almost every kid had one "inherited" from father or Uncle.
The forked tool was a can opener afaik, not many sails on the Grey funnel Line in the 40s. And yes they are very strongly sprung. I had to use pliers to open mine when dad gave it me (age about 8)
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #4993
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The forked tool was a can opener afaik, not many sails on the Grey funnel Line in the 40s. And yes they are very strongly sprung. I had to use pliers to open mine when dad gave it me (age about 8)
THIS is a can opener.







But this is clearly a stitch removal/thread cutting tool along with a marlinspike for ropework.







Add this to the kit and you're set!

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Old 12-16-2013, 01:11 PM   #4994
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No a fan of serrated knife, but this one seems very well designed, can be sharpen as the rest of the blade!
Loving everything about the knife, even the shield! ;)




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Old 12-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #4995
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I have the ESEE 6 - and they are very strongly built.

Damned nice weight and feel to them too.

Great as a hunting / general chores / camp knife. Bit big for much else....
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